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to watch in the house. these are races we've singled out, including a congressional race in west virginia. this is the first district of west virginia. where democratic state legislature mike oliverio faces mckinley. the big trend this season has been the wave of anti-incumbent sentiment. chief political correspondent carl can cameron reports oliverio has already taken down a political mini dynasty. >> he was the first challenger across the country to beat any incumbent this year. he ousted 28-year democratic house veteran alan malahan whose father held the seat for 20 years before him. the state lawmaker opposes abortion, gay marriage, healthcare reform, president cap-and-trade bill, stimulus spending. most of president obama and the democratic party agenda. >> i'm not going to washington to get in-step with the washington leaders. i'm going to washington to try to get the leaders in step with the american people. >> the republican nominee is millionaire businessman dave mckinley, former west virginia g.o.p. chairman and state lawmaker. he argues once in washington, oliverio will be a ru
considered locks for democrats are moving in the gop's direction. let's look at west virginia. in the race for the seat formerly held by robert byrd republican trails west virginia governor manchin by five points. joining me with reaction to these numbers author of the "new york times" best seller 2010 take back america former clinton adviser dick morris is here. by the way, your book is more relevant than ever because this goes into detail about the races and issues surrounding the campaign. >> we published too early. we should have come out today. because it is a handbook for how you can participate in winning the election. most stores don't have it any more but amazon does and barnes & noble does. >> sean: last week we went through these different senate races. you wrote in your column, you are tired of the conventional wisdom is democrats will keep control of the senate. you are screaming from a rooftop saying whoa no way republicans are going to win the senate too. >> they are. there are four races we won. arkansas, lincoln's 40 behind. delaware, north dakota and indiana. two more, pe
-minute interventions last night to stop the state of virginia from executing teresa lewis so lewis who was convicted of hiring hitmen to kill her husband and stepson was pronounced dead. her case has sparked international outrage because lewis' attorney argued she wasn't capable of masterminding these murders. here is how one described teresa's final moments. >> when she was led to the gurney became visibly more nervous and upset and when she laid down the corrections officer the closest to her head was actually tapping the top of her shoulders to try and calm her, it seemed. >> maria is with the "washington post" and also a media witness at that execution and joins us now by the telephone. explain who else was in attendance for this. were there any family members for lewis there? >> well, no, the family members of teresa lewis are not allowed to the executions in virginia. there were media and civilian witnesses and her lawyer and her chaplain. there is another room where family members of the victims can gather. we couldn't see that room, but we understood that the daughter and sister of her victi
't want to purchase. when the same lawsuit was filed in virginia, by the attorney general of virginia, ken keusch cuccinelli, that's been on your show, a federal judge in virginia appointed by a democratic president said when the government tried to dismiss the case, you know what, the attorney general of virginia is right, congress has never done this before, she have a -- they have a very strong argument to say it doesn't have this power, i'm not going to dismiss the indicate -- the case. so the passer in florida, a lawsuit, joined by 19 other states, the federal government doesn't reply with an answer, it replies with an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit so, the judge will only dismiss the lawsuit if there's no legal basis for it whatsoever. there is. martha: will it be let's move on to the next step? >> correct. the next step will then be a legal analysis of the history of the commerce clause and whether the constitution was written to give congress this kind of power. for example, suppose the congress declares that the sun causes skin cancer. that would be a reasonable statement to make.
the largest storm on the planet. about the sides of north carolina, south carolina and virginia combined. hard to miss it on radar. you see it on enhanced radar imagery, it's just off the coast of the carolinas. i can tell you the first impact on the united states is heavy surf. in terms of power ali was talking about moments ago, 145-mile-an-hour max sustained winds. gusts at 175. and this powerhouse is expected to roar its way to the north. where exactly is it going to go? according to the path of the hurricane center, the storm is expected to make a northerly jog over the next two days. by 2:00 in the morning on friday, should be just east of the outer banks. this thing say huge storm. so many people in the carolina coast dealing with heavy winds, of course, strong surf, tremendous waves. there will be millions without power before all said and done. as the storm is expected to move through, a category 3 storm. early saturday morning, a category 2 storm, perhaps, just off the coast cape cod with winds of 100 miles per hour. keep in mind these storms are very fickle and may jog out closer to
jahari malik's mosque in virginia. >> young, handsome, californian. has the benefit of english without an accent. and who also is proficient in the arabic language. in fact, he is technicly an arab. what better mix? >> reporter: the imam doesn't a agree th awlaki, but it was at his mosquewlaki met two of the 9/11 bombers. although there is no evidence he knew what they were planning. but what's on everyone's mind now is what influence awlaki may have had on a young nigerian either here or in yemen. nic robertson, cnn, london. >> and a reminder. cnn's nic robertson and fran townsend, former homeland security adviser under president bush, will join me for the entire hour to discussde how bi laden's message has turned viral. but first, the question now, whether the u.s. in some way is elevating the status of anwar al awlaki, the new bin laden, and whether the death sentence hanging overis his head has actuallylp helped him raise mon and recruit new terrorists. >> i think that many authorities in yemen believe that we elevate him further if we actually do kill h. >> the potential making of
in massachusetts, virginia, new jersey and delaware and alaska and kentucky. >> reporter: palin described criticism of the republican washington establishment as a moment in the wood shed. earlier this week she talked about the possibility she might get into the campaign. >> i don't know. we know that it is not up to me. if the american people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up and willing to get back to time tested truths and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think that i was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course i would give it a shot. >> reporter: palin's speech a warm reception. to a person every iowa caucusgoer said she will have a lot of work to do. retail politics on the ground. there's question about whether or not she wants to engage in that. carl cameron, fox news. >> that was carl cameron reporting from des moines, ñ you. >> republicans touting tphraeurpb to get the economy moving again. saying americans are sick of stimulus plans and gop wants to stop all tax hikes. this week the
and didn't need caffeine because the speakers were firing them up. and of course, virginia governor bob mcdonnell spoke and the thing that had their attention focused, were the results of the straw poll. who people think will win and should win the republican nomination in 2012. >> mike huckabee missed coming in first by 11 votes. so, that, you know, pence couldn't get all the attention, but huck, i guess, a crowd favorite. >> and last year, mike huckabee won and this year pence was the winner, huckabee second. romney third, gingrich fourth. and palin who didn't go because she was in des moines at the g.o.p. fun raiser came in fifth place. >> who people chose for vice-president was interesting, he chose mike pence and he had to withdraw his name from that and then it became sarah palin was the winner of the vice-president one. rick santorum, paul ryan, demint and mike huckabee last. >> mike pence not somebody our viewers know a tremendous amount about. congressman from indiana second arguably most high profile because governor mitch daniels, a lot of folks across the state and country l
going to be huge, alex. it was thursday when republicans gathered out in sterling, virginia, and they unveiled their pledge to america. not to say a contract with america. a lot of people, include something conservatives, criticized it as being light on the details. but the political reality is how much detail do they really need to vat this point. they're almost running a front-runner campaign. but now they have this manifesto to guard themselves against the charge of being the party of no. they want to repeal and replace health care. they want more small business deductions. they want a free spending in 2008 levels. today the communications director here posted a blog post pointing out that that would mean the cutting of many head start children from the head start program. some 3,000 correctional officers from federal facilities around the country. 2700 fbi agents and this morning, the president in his web address had the following to say about gop plans. >> it's grounded in the same warn-out philosophy. cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, cut the rules for wall
listen to it. the services taking place at gon where the president wasn shanksville, virginia. we'll check out sites later inhe special edition of america's newsroom. martha has more. >> one of the most searing images of september 11 among many. >> get ready. >> 60. page 153. >> who can forget that moment? white house chief of staff andy card whispering into president bush's ear as he was sitting with the school children in that room. "a second plane h struck the twin towers. america is under attack." mr. card joins me now. welcome. od to have you with us. i don't know how you t watch. i can't watch that tape witthou getting emotional. it is such an unbelievable moment to watch unfold. what is it like for you? >> well, first of all, i was compelled with the responsibility that rest on the president's shoulders. uniquely on the president's shoulders. he is the oneth that took the oath to preserve, protect and defend. was mightily impressed withto w how he reacted to words he never wanted to hear. and there is n h doubt in my mind he was reflecting on his obligation as commander in
on the campaign trail. if you are in west virginia trying to win that senate race or joe sestak in pennsylvania losing to pat toomey and the white house starts talking about global climate disruption, you have got to say don't they have a clue global warming is driving people to the republicans? megyn: this past winter which was terrible in the northeast, we got pummeled with cold weather and snow. people are saying global warming my you know what. it's an anecdotal thing and it may not be tied to the earth. but that's working to pursuade people global warning is a myth. i think these administrators found themselves waging a p.r. war with god that they were losing. >> i went in to get my haircut this morning and i asked my barber, do you believe this global warming stuff? no, it's a bunch of nonsense. that reflects what is the popular dismissal of the overkill, the al gore extremism. we know the temperature has gone up a little bit. we don't know if it's a bad thing, we don't even know if we can do anything about it. that's generally what people think. when you get winters like you had in the e
says is entirely correct. there are democrats running on these principles we saw in west virginia, ellen mollohan was defeated in the primary, alverio ran on tea party principle, smaller government and fiscal restraint. so we are starting to see that shift that's that is going to correct on the democratic side. jenna: does that mean the tea party is about backing republicans? >> no, and to go with matt's earlier point that we just haven't been able to find democrats at the national level, and i would also caution that there are democrats out there, running as false conservatives, because their first goal as a politician is to get reelected and that's what we have to be careful of i think at the state level an certainly in new york and in the new york metro, we have many democrats who align with our principles, but if they want to run, their party will not let them identify with the tea party. jenna: david, let me stay with you for a second, because there's a lot that's been said about the tea party and who makes it up. in fact, colleen from madison, alabama, wrote us and asked who
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